The killer is definitely working through a list of victims, and he's leaving cryptic clues at his grisly crime scenes. Are they there to confuse the police? Or is there something more to them? As Stanton unravels this shocking central mystery, he becomes the target of an unexpected enemy-those next on the killer's list.
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My emotions ran from one end of the spectrum to the other in reading this book. As this was a new author for me, I really didn't know what to expect. There are several story lines running throughout. My first impression after reading is so much sadness. I felt sorry for all the characters .. even the bad guy. Detective Stanton has had enough of seeing the damage one human can do to another. His ex-wife has moved and taken their young son with her. He is now taking a few weeks off to reconnect with his son. Being a product of a broken home, I well understand how Allan and his son felt. But he is called back to duty when his partner has a personal crisis to deal with. Audra (Allan's partner) is lead on a new case ... but gets interrupted when her teen-age daughter tries to kill herself by hanging. The bullying she has been dealing with at school finally becomes too much and she just wants the pain to end. Her parents both knew that 'something' was wrong, but had no idea how tormented she was. When Allan takes over as lead, two men have been brutally murdered. Most are thinking these murders are gang-revenge related. But Allan has other ideas. The killer has a list and he's leaving clues at each each grisly crime scene. As Stanton gets closer to the truth he becomes the target of the next expected victim. And Stanton and the killer collide. Terrific book! I will go back and read the first of the series .. and I look forward to maybe another Stanton adventure in the future. I have no problem highly recommending this to anyone who likes crime/police procedurals. I gave it a 4.5 ----- the only area I didn't particularly like was when Audra hands over all the reports on her case. She then retells everything she's done .. which we just finished reading. It felt like it was an unnecessary repeat. Many thanks to the author to supplying this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review.